Liverpool Transfer News: How Iago Aspas Would Fit With Reds

Pete Schauer@@Pete_SchauerCorrespondent IJune 9, 2013

VIGO, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 01:  Iago Aspas (L) of RC Celta de Vigo scores Celta's first goal during the La Liga match between RC Celta de Vigo and CA Osasuna at Estadio Balaidos on September 1, 2012 in Vigo, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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After finishing seventh in the English Premier League standings, Liverpool will be looking to cash in on a few transfers this summer in the hopes of contending with the Manchester Uniteds of the world next season.

One of those transfers could come in the form of Spaniard Iago Aspas.

According to The Sun, Aspas is more than ready to join the Reds for a reported £7.7 million deal.

Aspas was so thrilled in Liverpool's interest in him that he canceled his vacation, according to The Sun.

“I was forced to cancel my holiday in the Caribbean, but the reason I did more than justifies why. When I heard of Liverpool’s interest I did not hesitate even for a minute."

If all goes well, Aspas will leave his post at Celta Vigo to join a scoring attack that could include scorer Luis Suarez if he opts to remain with the Reds. According to Sami Mokbel of the Daily Mail, Suarez has grown tired of the media surrounding the Liverpool club, which could open up a possible transfer for the 26-year-old. 

Pairing Aspas with Suarez would certainly bolster the Reds' attack and could result in Liverpool making the Champions League. Liverpool notched a total of 71 goals for the season, which ranked fourth in the EPL.

Aspas is a smart passer and has the skills to put accurate shots on net from a distance, putting less pressure on players like Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.

In the unfortunate event that Suarez takes his 23 goals and five assists from this season elsewhere, the Reds would look toward Aspas to help find the back of the net.

The 25-year-old posted 12 goals and seven assists in 34 appearances in La Liga—the most of any Celta Vigo forward last season. 

If the Reds can hang onto Suarez and bring in a young talent like Aspas, look for Liverpool to make some noise in the EPL next season.


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